For the past few years I have been teaching two night classes in a row. The first class met from 4-6:30pm and the second from 7-9pm. That is a LONG time to be on your feet. I really wanted to change my schedule to something that was not so physically difficult. What do you think […]
About Mikki Sherwood
Mikki has taught in the School of Family & Consumer Sciences at Eastern Illinois University since 1997. She also coordinates the Infant and Child development Laboratories for the university and assists in directing the ABC Program. She has a Masters degree in FCS and a PhD in Early Childhood Education/Child Psychology. Mikki’s primary areas of research are multiculturalism and diversity and human sexuality. She has studied brain development across the lifespan (but with a particular focus on children and adolescents) for many years and has presented and published on a variety of topics related to sexuality, gender issues, multicultural education in primarily white geographical regions, male involvement in the lives of young children, and LGBT issues. Her expertise in brain development during adolescence and emerging adulthood inspire the articles she writes or content she posts on the Career Skillet website.
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The skills you use to navigate relationships with your peers are very different than the skills used when communicating with teachers, employers, or other figures of authority. Having the ability to distinguish between professional and personal worlds, and learning how to interact with others in both environments, is critical to your success as you apply […]
I teach a course for graduate students that is called “Current Issues and Trends in Family & Consumer Sciences.” At the beginning of each semester I teach about the history of FCS. I have sections about the scientific roots of FCS, the early leaders of the discipline, and how FCS has evolved in more than […]